This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.
This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Thursday 20 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first telecast in Chicago 26 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 8 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Altoona PA 9 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 16 March 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Portland OR 24 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 16 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6). in Seattle 20 August 1957 on KING (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 30 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), but its initial New York City telecast did not take place until 27 June 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). It's now in the Turner Classic Movies library, but has not been seen since it aired on TNT in December 1988, and on TCM in June 1994. Since that time, legal complications have arisen that prevent its further showings and/or DVD release.
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